Article Written by Isabella Granara
Camping is one of the most exciting ways to have fun outdoors, but when going on a camping trip, you need to be prepared. Whenever you camp, you or someone in your party runs the risk of injury. Today, we’re going to be showing you what we keep in our First-Aid Kit when camping. These are the ESSENTIALS, and we highly recommend keeping them with you throughout the duration of your trip.
- Bandages (of varying sizes)
- Blister Roller Bandages
- Gauze Bandages
- Gauze Pads
- Cotton Balls
- Sterile Wipes or Rinse Solutions
- Antiseptic ointment
- Pain Medicine
- Hand Sanitizer
- Aloe Vera
- Burn Ointment
- Antihistamine Medicine
- Cold Compress/Heat Packs
- Tums (for upset stomach)
- Tweezers (for splinters/removing debris from wounds)
- Medical Gloves
- Bug Spray
- Rubbing Alcohol (to clean tweezers, etc.)
- Eye Drops
- Lip Balm
- Medical Tape
- Zip Loc Bag (for disposal of unsanitary items)
What you include in your first aid kit should include these items, but are not limited to them. People travel differently and require different things. For instance, if you’re traveling with children, make sure you bring a supply of children medications, baby wipes, etc. Others travel with dogs, and may need dog boots to protect their feet, etc.
We encourage you to talk with your party to be aware of what everyone needs before packing away your first aid kit. The list can change if someone has prescription medications, allergies, etc.
Keep in mind that your list may require more or less things depending on where you’re going and when – you won’t need sunscreen if you’re camping in the snow!
It may be easier to buy a pre-made first aid kit and then add some other items you’ll need along the way. We’ll link some credible ones below. After all, the more you camp, the more you’ll recognize what items you need. Our list is a great jumping off point and you can download and print out the checklist below!
Let us know in the comments if we should add anything to our list and stay safe when you’re having fun outdoors! Make sure to subscribe to How to Have Fun Outdoors’ YouTube Channel.
Pre-made first aid kits: